Reception and Medical Center West Unit – Florida

Looking for someone at Reception and Medical Center West Unit?  Reception and Medical Center West Unit is a state correctional institution in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Reception and Medical Center West Unit,like:  How to do a prison inmate search.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Reception and Medical Center West Unit
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Union
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Brian Riedl
Warden Email: riedl.brian@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for Reception and Medical Center West Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone at Reception and Medical Center West Unit, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of Reception and Medical Center West Unit.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you mail something to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the item, and follow the appropriate protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, the package or letter might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Reception and Medical Center West Unit
8183 SW 152nd Loop P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Reception and Medical Center West Unit
8183 SW 152nd Loop P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (386) 496-6002
Fax: (386) 496-4689

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Reception and Medical Center West Unit
8183 SW 152nd Loop P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

Directions

From North: From I-10 take Exit 303 (US-441 South). Turn left on Hwy-10A to Hwy-100. Turn left and go east 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on 231 South for approximately 2 miles. From South and West: From I-75 take Exit 427 (US-90 East) through Lake City to Hwy-100. Turn east and go 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on Hwy-231 South for approximately 2 miles.

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Phone Number

Reception and Medical Center West Unit prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are cases when it is necessary to know the phone number to Reception and Medical Center West Unit.
(386) 496-6002

Reception and Medical Center West Unit inmates may be able to make calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to an inmate, but there are some times when it is useful to have the fax number to Reception and Medical Center West Unit.

(386) 496-4689

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for Reception and Medical Center West Unit. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1148
Total Staff: 182

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Reception and Medical Center West Unit you must use a specific process to make sure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the mail might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Reception and Medical Center West Unit staff open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you should address mail to a state prison inmate at Reception and Medical Center West Unit:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Reception and Medical Center West Unit
8183 SW 152nd Loop P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds into these accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates money through the postal service and have to send money to this address and follow the policies written below:

The deposit has to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have appropriate prisoner information if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prisons around the state, so you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate a state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Reception and Medical Center West Unit, you must be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own procedures for prison visits and these rules get changed regularly. The rules below could be changed now, so make sure to also go to Reception and Medical Center West Unit’s site to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture ID is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check the actual prison site as this information is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Reception and Medical Center West Unit records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Reception and Medical Center West Unit death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

More information about Florida parole process to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Info about getting released from Reception and Medical Center West Unit to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Reception and Medical Center West Unit news will be posted ASAP.

Photos

Reception and Medical Center West Unit photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Reception and Medical Center West Unit
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Reception and Medical Center West Unit.

If you have any photos of Reception and Medical Center West Unit that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Reception and Medical Center West Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Reception and Medical Center West Unit Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Section about family resources available at Reception and Medical Center West Unit to be added later.

History

A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Reception and Medical Center West Unit inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Florida State Prisons: Florida State Prisons

Reception and Medical Center West Unit Links

The official website: Reception and Medical Center West Unit Website
Reception and Medical Center West Unit Jobs

Florida Department of Corrections Links

Florida Department of Corrections Main Website
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Map
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Florida Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Florida Department of Corrections Victim Services
Florida Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Florida State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Florida State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Florida State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Florida State Prison Inmates
Florida State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Reception and Medical Center West Unit

Have you ever been an inmate in Reception and Medical Center West Unit? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

Things you could put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Reception and Medical Center West Unit, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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